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$75,000 sought in fall at Casey’s

Staff writer

A McPherson man who fell on ice two years ago at Casey’s in Marion is now seeking more than $75,000 for his injuries.

A lawsuit filed Monday in district court claims that Thomas Trezise stepped out of his vehicle on Feb. 8, 2019, near the convenience store’s fuel island and fell on ice.

He claims he suffered permanent injuries that left him disabled and has ongoing medical expenses.

Trezise also claims lost wages, disfigurement, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment in life because of his injuries.

Trezise claims Casey’s did nothing to prevent or remove ice near fuel pumps at its Main St. location despite water accumulation and freezing weather, which created unreasonably dangerous conditions.

Casey’s was negligent because store failed to provide adequate warning of dangerous conditions, he claimed.

Trezise attorney is Melinda Young, with Hutchinson firm Bretz & Young.

“I cannot disclose my client’s injuries, but can say that he sustained significant injuries for which he is still being treated,” she said.

Several spokesmen for Casey’s were contacted and did not respond by press time.

Last modified Feb. 4, 2021